Integral Yoga Community - On-line Groups

Guidelines to AuroRus Discussions

AuroRus List is an online russian-language resource to everyone who is interested in Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. It was created to unite russian-language people around the world for discussion about Integral Yoga via Internet.

The Auroconf Guidelines is base of this document, because AuroRus List is inspired by Auroconf, but serves Russian-language people.

A version of this document in WORD format may be downloaded.

The purpose of AuroRus is service to a distinct online community: those persons who feel an aspiration and interest to the spiritual way of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother; and to be a general means of communication among this online community, to allow its members to discuss varied topics, keep informed of events and to keep in touch one with another.
Who are we?
AuroRus does not represent any one physical community or organization, nor does it present itself as the official online voice for any one person or group of persons. Each participant is free to hold and express differing ideas on all subjects, including Sri Aurobindo, The Mother, this yoga, other teachers, etc.
On-line Etiquette
At the same time we strive for and expect each member of AuroRus to maintain the highest standard of discussion and interaction. AuroRus is designed to be a free and open discussion group. However participants who repeatedly attempt to disrupt the group with personal agendas, ideologies that are deeply at odds with the aims of the group, or other hostile behavior may not be allowed to continue. Removal of a person from the list will only be used as a last resort, if a person is unresponsive to reasonable requests or persists in posting messages that are deemed to be disruptive to AuroRus.
Collective Yoga
Each person is expected to be fair, respectful, and compassionate in his/her dealings with the others on this forum. Further, we see this forum and group as an opportunity to practice a collective sadhana [yogic practice], which means offering our actions here to the Divine for uplifting and transformation.
Conflict Resolution
If you have a complaint about the way the list is being handled, or the conduct of one of its members, please privately (and politely!) contact the individual with whom you have a disagreement. If you are unable to achieve a resolution of your dispute individually, then contact If complaints are seen as serious or numerous enough, a Group member will try to see if the parties in dispute can work it out amongst themselves first. If not, and if the complaints continue, the group moderator will take it up. All participants on the list will have an opportunity to voice their feelings on the matter at hand. The Group moderator, using all the information available, will then attempt to reach a consensus on the matter. If a consensus is reached that a member is completely incompatible with the purposes of the discussion group, that person may be removed from the list.
We have kept things as informal as possible while maintaining some structure, in order to keep the process open and flexible to changing circumstances and conditions, while trusting in the general goodwill of all concerned.

We urge everyone who uses quotations and references from books and publications to provide specific sources for them. This will be helpful for those that would like to read the source material for themselves and also minimize speculation and mistakes.
To join AuroRus, send a blank message to or go to
If you wish to be taken off AuroRus, please send a message to or go to
Donít send it to the list itself!
In one sense AuroRus is simply a mailing list. Yet it is also the dynamic expression of the spirit of a group of people who share many things, above all an aspiration toward spiritual growth.

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Last modified on Oct.23, 1998